A mysterious outbreak of typhoid fever is sweeping New York.
Could the city’s future rest with its most unlikely scientist?
If Prudence Galewski is ever going to get out of Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls, she must demonstrate her refinement and charm by securing a job appropriate for a young lady. But Prudence isn’t like the other girls. She is fascinated by how...more
The voice, while se...more
Ok, ok, you don’t want to hear me sob. I know you want to know why I was so disappointed. Here’s why, and most of it is my own fault. Part of the reason I enjoy historical fiction so much i...more
At her new job, Pru...more
Deadly was not how I expected it to be. First and foremost, I read it fast. In a day and a half – and I was in school in these days, reviewing for exams. Second, it was engrossing. The narrative of Prudence a curious mind seeking answers in a world full of questions, in a historical fiction like Deadly, I appreciated this. We always strive to know more, to discover and to have our questions answered.
Deadly follows the story of Prudence, a Jewish girl who lives in the US. The...more
Everyday people die from diseases and spread more each day. Many times it’s people who are innocent who just had bad luck from some person who spreads diseases. Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro tells the story of thousands of people, who get killed by an invisible killer called diseases, which kills innocent people.
This story takes place in New York and is about how Prudence, a 16-yearold scientist takes a job as an assistant in a laboratory in 1906 and the evidence in which a ha...more
Prudence lands a job as an assistant to one of the ch...more
In the early 1900s the idea of a healthy carrier of a disease was unknown. But then an outbreak of typhoid became and became link to a cook. And thus was the beginning of Typhoid Mary. Told through the eyes of a teenage girl working for the Department of Sanitation, Deadly is the story of both Typhoid Mary and Prudence, who has dream of overcoming disease and death.
Before reading this, I had rudimentary knowledge of Typhoid Mary. It's sort of just an expression now, isn't it?...more
Author: Julie Chibbaro
Published By: Antheneum Books For Young Readers
Age Recommended: 13 +
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5
Review: I wouldn't call myself a history buff but I must say there have been many times over the course of my life that I have heard about 'Typhoid Mary' and the story about her. In the early to mid 1900's the spread of disease was the one thing that was prominent in the United States. With immigration at its prime and so many different people ent...more
Her mother forces her to attend a school for future ladies type thing, but Prudence has bigger plans. She goes to work for the Department of Sanitation. First case: typhoid epidemic. What's...more
The cover is defiantly misleading.
I was so scared to pick up this book because I thought it was going to be a murder mystery of some sort (I don't bother reading the back cover because sometimes it spoils the story). However, after receiving encouragement from a friend, I decided to read it.
It was not at all a murder mystery in the sense I was thinking of. Although it took me a while to find the time to read Deadly, and alth...more
My feelings for Deadly by Julie Chibarro are mixed. Seems like I’ve been reading a lot of books that have caused mixing feelings for me lately. Towards the end of last year I have started to really like Historical Fiction books. Deadly is another good YA Historical Fiction book to add to the bookshelf. Be aware that it was not a book that had me saying, “Oh I can’t stop thinking about this book and I need to read more o...more
"In pondering Mary Mallon's response, I think that Mr. Soper's accusation in front of her employer must've given her a great surprise and embarrassment. But I don't think we were wrong. We simply asked her for a test of her fluids. I'm beginning to see that people in the sciences often have to think in a different realm, somewhere beyond human emotions. They must hold their feelings in a dark cave de...more